- We asked last week about what draws you to your favorite kind/genre of book. This week, we want to know--how often do you depart from that comfort zone? If you love mysteries, do you ever read fantasy? If you primarily read cookbooks, do you ever read a good romance?
I leave my comfort zone fairly often. I'm not sure I have a comfort zone with books to be perfectly honest... I have always read pretty much anything, right down to the cereal box if I am really desperate!
Science Fiction is one of the harder genres for me, but I do throw one in now and again to shake things up a bit! (I'm reading one now - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell ... almost finished!!)
I tend to go through periods where I read all of one type of book. For instance, I just recently read 4 or 5 books by Jodi Picoult all right in a row. I decided I liked her style and wanted to read more, so I did!
I am very willing to try out new books or styles too! I am always reading something (if not three or four somethings) so I have to branch out or I'd run out of things to read!
- How MUCH variety is there in your reading? Do you mostly stick to one type, with just the occasional toe-dip into a different style? Or do you generally read a variety of things, just, maybe more of your favorite style than anything else? Reply here
OK... I think I've already answered this one! I read everything! Pretty much anything that I can get my hands on! I bog down on some things, but mostly I enjoy every different type of book! I even like westerns occassionally (my dad's favorite... Louis L'amour)
It's more fun and interesting to keep reading varied books! I learn a lot and find out things I would never have found out if I hadn't ventured to read something different!
I have been an absent blogger this week. There is a GOOD reason for this. I am working VERY hard at my day job - World by the Tail, Inc. to finish a huge re-design of our website... www.petpeoplehelp.com. I am just that close to being done - and we're going to comb through every detail tomorrow and I will launch the newly designed site on Monday! So - wait until Monday afternoon, then go check out the new look of my work site! I think it looks great! I'll be glad to finish the project - maybe I'll sleep better again! (stressed much?) Love my job - don't get me wrong, but I stress about the details and this one is way detailed!)